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RackHouse Tavern
RackHouse Tavern

RackHouse Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rackhousetavern.com/
  • Email: info@rackhousetavern.com
  • Phone: (847) 640-7225
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday 11am-10pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Nestor Soto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We do off site catering and delivery
  • Entertainment: 17 Flatscreen HD TVs throughout! Football, Hockey, UFC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and MORE!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arlington Heights Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free valet on weekends
A word from RackHouse Tavern
Our Menu: Rack House has taken our timeless American cuisine to the next level offering a menu comprised of all of our favorites done in house with a rustic smokehouse flair.

The rackhouse (or rickhouse) is where bourbon barrels are stored and aged. With this, Whiskey and Bourban play a major role in many of the dishes and house made sauces. We also take pride in our exploration of local craft beers and regional Whiskey and Bourbans to enhance not only our techniques but your taste buds too.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was outstanding with very generous portions!! Would definitely recommned & will come again!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The best ribs I've ever had! Food was great, service was great, such an awesome find! Can't wait to go back the next time I'm in town!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When we were first seated, it was so cold at our table we asked to be moved. The next booth was falling apart, and finally we were seated at a comfortable booth. I ordered a cheeseburger, medium. I got no cheese and it was well done. The fries were soggy. I would not go back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This place was a pleasant surprise. Nice decor, a few TV's scattered about to keep an eye on the game. The only real issue was an inexperienced server. She was pleasant and attentive but didn't explain a wine promo that they must have had going on. And she didn't know the types of wine on the wine list. But the food was very good. Ribs were meaty and tasty. Variety of sides I ordered the Sautéed spinach. Good not great- slightly over seasoned. I noticed they had a good beer list also. Will go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was great and the food was very tasty. Had a table next to the fireplace, which was nice."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Decent barbecue, great service for a neighborhood place"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The ambiance was just so-so. It reminded me of a chain restaurant combined with a sports bar. It may have just been the section where we were seated. The food was good. The cheese curds were delicious as were the fish tacos. We also had the beignets. They were just ok. It doesn't seem like they were cooked enough. All in all, we would try RackHouse again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good for the price. Easy to get a reservation on Saturday night. Great beer menu. Menu had enough variety for the group. Waiter was helpful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for valentines day through this restaurant that's right down the street but never cared to try it. Man was I missing out all the times I drove right by it. They even honored a special request to locate us close to a fireplace prior to our arrival. Food was great. The rack house burger was filling and full of flavor. The beer list was incredible! Including having anti-hero on tap, never found a place besides rack house to have it on tap! It was a nice and relaxing atmosphere with a little southern style in it, which we loved!! Moonshine and country music, doesn't get much better. Service was great, beer was great, food was great, I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were so thrilled to find a place where the management and staff seemed really glad we were there! Everyone was more than cordial and polite. Not only was the food outstanding, but we also enjoyed great service. The value was more than fair and the portions were very generous. We are both in the "clean plate" club but found it hard to finish the pulled pork entree but it was excellent and we gave it our very best effort! The place is warm, welcoming and we are thrilled that it's in our immediate area. I look forward to summer outdoor dining on the beautiful patio. Thank you Rack House for an exceptional experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have only been there twice but will be back again. The food is very good. The ribs fall right off the bone! The ambiance was perfect on a cold snowy day. We sat right by the fireplace. I would recommend."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were meeting for dinner on a very cold night. This was a perfect decision. The atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant. The smells from smoked food as you enter made you even more hungry. The hostess and staff were very friendly and efficient. The menu had so many choices. The Asian salad was perfect for me and my husband loved his brisket. Too bad we were not hungry enough to sample the dessert menu. The fried twinkie with a whisky sauce looked interesting!!!!! Would definitely recommend Rackhouse Tavern to family and friends."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "great place for ribs or any other bar-b-q option. good staff and good service"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Good selection and a friendly staff. Good experience for the price. We will go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Danielle was so friendly and attentive to our needs! She made our New Year's Eve a great one! Thanks!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "fantastic ribs--lots of good choices on menu. Our waiter was right on the ball."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "we were looking to go find a good bite to eat without getting dressed up or spending alot. both college daughters were back in town and going out with us, so I found this on a quick search and gave it a try. food was excellent, moderately priced, and the service was great. chicken, beef brisquet, mac & Cheese, cheese curds, etc were all excellent. for a family of 6 to get out of there at $100 before tip was pretty good from what I'm used to spending on a night out for all of them. had a few beers as well. enjoy"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Wonderful restaurant, great food, atmosphere and more! Best of all, our waitress, Katie S., made us feel so welcome on our first visit to Rackhouse Tavern. She was professional and also very enthusiastic when making suggestions or pointing out items on the menu or beverage ideas. When she learned we were out celebrating our first date she offered to take our picture and later sent over a complementary plate of delicious dessert beignets. We'll be back for sure to Rackhouse Tavern and will recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My wife loved the ribs ,because you have to chew them off the bone as to where i like ribs that fall off the bone. Brisket was very good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This place smokes it's own meat. Absolutely the best!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "It was a cold Chicago night and they had problems with their heat (it was freezing) but they did not tell us until after we got started and realized how old it was. The beautiful gas fireplace next to us was off and when we suggested they put it on we were told it was broken. Service was slow- food decent. Not going back and not recommending it."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Outstsnding food and service It was do good we went back the next Night"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Outstanding food and service We had a great time the food was So good we went back the next night For dinner and drinks"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We wanted to try some place new, casual and close by... and RackHouse more than filled the bill! They have lots of craft beers and you can do flights of beer or whiskey (which is a theme in some of their dishes) but there is wine if you prefer. Prices are extremely reasonable and food is excellent. Our table had everything from a wrap and a burger to BBQ ribs and chicken and all were extremely tasty. Their slaw is wonderful - tangy and creamy at the same time and other sides were great too. Service was friendly and fast but not rushed. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I brought my family here for bunch on Sunday and everyone was very pleased with their food and drinks. The majority of us got BBQ and it was very delicious! Not only was the meal delicious but the side dishes everyone picked were equally as good. Some of the tables favorites were the mac and cheese, honey butter corn dread, baked beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. We also made a trip to the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar and we were very impressed with the options they had. Overall, a great experience and would come back again!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "This place had a very good brisket. Also, pulled pork was tasty. The portions were generous. We enjoyed the wine special (1 cent a glass with entree purchase, limit 3 pp). I had the Merlot and my friend had Pinot Grigio. I recommend the bacon wrapped shrimp as a starter which had an awesome taste. The service was a little slow. It took quite some time to place our order (but we had our drinks so were OK) and to get the bill. Overall good experience."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Rack house really is an enjoyable place to dine. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The food is great also. The beef brisket is Awesome!!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Portions are huge on the sandwiches. The Sunday menu has an awesome Bloody Mary bar. Will return with no hesitation."
    Dined on 6/13/2013